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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject Re: Diversity requirement
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:55:17 GMT
On 10/30/07, William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>
> Matthieu Riou wrote:
> > On 10/30/07, Matt Hogstrom <matt@hogstrom.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Oct 30, 2007, at 11:58 PM, Matthieu Riou wrote:
> >>
> >>> "there are at least 3 legally independent committers and there is no
> single
> >>> company or entity that is vital to the success of the project"
> >> What does legally independent mean?  Not paid by the same company to
> >> work on a project?  I'd be ok with that.
> >
> > My interpretation is not paid by anybody to work on the project. Could
> be
> > the wrong interpretation though, but then the phrasing is maybe not that
> > clear. They should be described as being independent from *each other*.
>
> :)  Yes you read too much into it, independent of one another (not
> partners,
> employees etc of the same organization, other than the ASF itself).


Sounds better this way, thanks for clarifying :)

Matthieu

This would /include/ a pending assemblage of people, so if five folks get
> together and plan to launch an incubating project, and kick off a company
> from that together, they do need to ensure they have at least two
> independent
> individuals join that project who aren't one of that group at graduation.
>
> Strange things will happen as projects evolve, of course.  That's not the
> incubator's concern once they had graduated.  But like you point out,
> folks
> who learn to think and contribute critically to a project will keep doing
> so
> even when they work together at the same company.
>
> We don't know enough about the corporate culture of an existing group of
> folk
> to say they can speak independently of their employer, and honestly, we
> don't
> care as long as there is sufficient diversity on the project in the first
> place.
>
> Bill
>
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